From the Musha collection comes this intricately hand forged “Tatsu-maki” (Dragon Roll) Katana. Full tang 1045 high carbon steel makes this a resilient katana that is razor sharp right out of the box. The detailed tsuba depicts a traditional Japanese dragon wrapping around the katana with a matching Kashira and Fuchi.
The tsuba depicts a Ryu (Dragon) that is one of the four divine beasts from Japanese mythology and it is known to rule the seas. Ryu is known to summon fierce storms by its howls and transforms into a ravaging tornado called "Tatsu-maki". Tatsu in Japanese Kanji means "Dragon" and Maki means "Roll". This dragon is frequently known to be the emblem of the hero or the emperor.
A unique feature is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a common misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the katana, it actually has nothing to do with channeling the blood. Making the Katana lighter enables the user to wield the katana better and puts less stress on the hands. Not to mention it benefits some advance cutting techniques that requires the katana to change direction rapidly.
All Musha swords can fully disassembled and reassembled. Maru Gata style Tsuba, Fuchi, and Kashira all can be swapped out for a different set. Real wood handle is wrapped with traditional cotton.
Designed to be a fully functional katana, the Tatsu-maki Katana with its quality build will astonish you with its value.
41" Hand Forged Samurai Sword
1045 Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade
28 1/2" Blade
Razor Sharp Right Out Of The Box Ready To Cut
Hand Forged with Maru-Kitae process
Maru Gata style Zinc Tsuba
Metal Fuchi and Kashira
Due to the nature of the forging method. All hamons are unique and cannot be replicated.*